Mel Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus have a heated argument on ‘RHOPTA’. Images via Instagram @rhonaerasmus @melanyviljoen.

‘Your values are for sale’: Mel Viljoen to Rhona on ‘RHOPTA’

Mel Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus addressed their issues with each other on the latest episode of the ‘Real Housewives van Pretoria’.


Mel Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus have a heated argument on ‘RHOPTA’. Images via Instagram @rhonaerasmus @melanyviljoen.

Businesswoman Melany “Mel” Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus had a heated disagreement on the latest episode of the Real Housewives van Pretoria (RHOPTA), which aired on KykNET on Thursday 3 November.


While the drama between Mel Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus heated up during a hike, the pair got confrontational towards the end of the episode. It all started when Rhona said that she thinks she does business differently from Mel.

“Okay, the rumour is doing the rounds that you think that our business, my husband and I are doing something shady to get to where we are,” said Mel. 

Rhona said that she did not feel that way and asked where this was coming from. She went on to speak about how they did business differently.

“I don’t think we do business the same way,” said Rhona.

So, Mel said that Rhona must first have a business before saying that. Rhona then revealed that she has two businesses. One is a baby centre and the other is a day spa. 

Mel – who owns Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa –  went on to ask Rhona if they did nails at her spa and she said yes, but that is not their main focus.

Drama between Mel Viljoen and Rhona Erasmus on ‘RHOPTA’. Images via Instagram @rhonaerasmus @melanyviljoen.

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So, Mel then asked her co-star why she didn’t like her.

“I have a feeling you dislike me,” asked Mel. Rhona then responded saying that she doesn’t think it is a personal issue.

Mel said that the problem for her was that Rhona promoted Tammy Taylor Nails on social media for Mrs South Africa. However, she felt like she was only raving about the nail brand when there was something in it for her.

“So I didn’t have a choice in the matter. I signed a contract before you were the main sponsors. It wasn’t even the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa yet,” she responded.

This prompted Mel to question whether the reality star’s values were for sale.

The Tammy Taylor Nails SA founder also showed off her new diamond ring on this episode. This was after she revealed that she was robbed at gunpoint on a previous episode of the series.

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